Harold Cordova honored for fire service UPDATED

Dozens of fire service, law enforcement and friends and family salute Harold Cordova outside Rogers Family Mortuary on Sunday night after he apparently died after helping fight a fire in Manassa. Courier photo by Keith R. Cerny

MANASSA– Dozens of firefighters and law enforcement personnel gathered on State Avenue in Alamosa on Sunday evening to honor Harold Cordova while his body was transferred to Rogers Family Mortuary.

A 66-year Conejos County Fire Board member and firefighter, Cordova died Sunday after helping fight a fire in Manassa. Cordova was 83 years old.

Romeo and Antonito firefighter Heather Comstock said Cordova had responded to a 20-acre fire in Manassa on the afternoon of May 1.

“Harold was there, and he left quickly. He was really sweet, and he taught all of us firefighters and he went out in true firefighter form, said Comstock.” Cordova was later transported to the Conejos County Hospital where he died.

The fire may have been ignited from a control burn a resident had from the previous day according to Comstock.

On Sunday, firefighters and law enforcement escorted Cordova’s body from Conejos County to Alamosa, where Alamosa and Division of Fire Prevention and Control officers saluted his arrival.

Funeral services are pending and will be published in the Valley Courier as soon as they are known.


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